Sarangesa dasahara (Moore, [1866]) - Common Small Flat

Subspecies in India

(1) Sarangesa dasahara dasahara (Moore, [1866]) – Indian Common Small Flat. Several subspecies, including the Andamanese Sarangesa dasahara sandra Evans, 1949, have been described from India. Their taxonomic validity is questionable since the presumed subspecific variations are not geographically structured.
 

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh12
Assam11121
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1111
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat
Haryana11
Himachal Pradesh1111
Jammu and Kashmir UT11
Jharkhand
Karnataka2121462
Kerala8123116620106
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1131
Maharashtra51235112424381616
Manipur
Meghalaya32
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim111
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1421
West Bengal111114
Total152310610173349793623

Asystasia, Asystasia dalzelliana, Cynarospermum asperrimum (=Blepharis asperrima), Lepidagathis cuspidata (Acanthaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10(4): 11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Page citation

Saji K. and A. Soman 2024. Sarangesa dasahara (Moore, [1866]) – Common Small Flat. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sarangesa-dasahara, accessed 2024/04/21.